Souvanny Miller represents public and private clients in both advice and litigation matters. She advises universities, community colleges, public school districts, and education service districts in a wide variety of areas including regulatory compliance, personnel matters, and constitutional law. She has helped various education institutions to develop and implement Title IX sexual harassment policies. Souvanny advises public entities relating to policy and municipal code drafting and revisions, public meetings laws, public records laws, planning and zoning, First Amendment issues, franchises and franchise fees, contract disputes, and personnel matters, including as the former city attorney of a small town.
Souvanny also represents public entities and private clients in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, in Oregon circuit courts, and before the Oregon Court of Appeals. She is responsive and considerate of her client's overarching goals during each stage of the case. Souvanny’s litigation background is broad. She has represented private clients in tort, contract, and business litigation. She has also represented public and private clients in land use matters and regulatory compliance matters as well as in various other administrative law proceedings.
During law school, Souvanny served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael H. Simon at the U.S. District Court of Oregon and as a law clerk for the Trial and Appellate Divisions of the Oregon Department of Justice. After law school, Souvanny served as a law clerk for the Oregon School Boards Association where she assisted staff attorneys in advising school boards and superintendents by conducting legal research, updating model policies consistent with changing laws and regulations, and writing case law summaries.
Higher Education—Regulatory Compliance Plus
Assisted multiple universities in preparing Title IX sexual harassment policies.
Advised multiple community colleges with respect to federal funding (CARES Act) spending requirements.
Municipal Advice Plus
- Reviewed and revised municipal code based on intergovernmental agreement.
Provided general counsel advice to city council and staff during and outside of city council meetings as former city attorney for a small town. (Experience prior to joining Miller Nash)
Obtained summary judgment and limited judgment including attorney fees in a contract dispute, with the award totaling over $90,000.
Land Use Plus
Obtained favorable written opinion before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Currie v. Douglas Cnty., 308 Or App 235 (2020)